There are no surprises here as FUNimation has produced some bouncy news for Christmas day with the simulcast pickup of Maken-Ki! Two, which saw its first season simulcast by FUNimation and recently released on DVD/BD Combo from the company. Though they don’t have a date for when they’ll start streaming it, the Japanese debut date was recently set for a January 17th, 2014 premiere. At this time, FUNimation is only listing simulcast rights, but with them having released it on a DVD/BD combo pack, it won’t be a surprise to see the second season get the full pickup as well. While the first season was produced by AIC for its animation, Xebec is stepping in this time around but it has a lot of familiar people working on it as Hiraku Kaneko is directing based on the script by Yousuke Kuroda and using character designs by Akio Takami. As noted previously when talking about the anime being bundled with the upcoming manga release, this is the team that’s working on that.
Plot Concept: Based on the manga series by Hiromitsu Takeda, this romantic comedy is about Takeru Ohyama, a typical perverted teenage boy. His new school doesn’t require entrance exams, and it just turned co-ed! Unfortunately, his dreams of a happy high school life are dashed when he finds out the school is much more than it seems. All of the students wield a special item—a Maken—to unleash their magical abilities in duels! Can Takeru find a Maken that works for him? Even while trying to fit in at a new school and dealing with all kinds of girl problems?